Have your say

  The public is invited to provide feedback today on the future of a section of land on Matakana Island, being held at the Tauranga Yacht and Power... Read More

Mounties to design their town

  Mount Maunganui residents are being invited to design their ‘town of the future’.   A presentation by local businessman Scott... Read More

House fire in Matua

There are reports of a house fire in Matua this afternoon. Large clouds of smoke can be seen from across the harbour. The house fire is reported to... Read More

How drastic are the new changes to tenancy law?

Last week the government passed under urgency a series of big changes to New Zealand's tenancy laws. These reforms have been in the works since... Read More

The coming week‘s weather outlook

A new week beckons and what do we have in store weather-wise? “Well, for Monday we have a southwesterly airflow, some cloud and the odd shower... Read More

Half a million added to Whakarewarewa contract

A Rotorua Lakes councillor has come under fire in a meeting for labelling a contract variation to the Forest Hub 2 project a “budget blowout”,... Read More

New members needed for Mount Neighbourhood Support

  More Mount Maunganui households are wanting to join Western Bay of Plenty Neighbourhood Support after the isolation of lockdown.   Neighbourhood... Read More

Drop-in sessions for Matakana Island plans

Western Bay of Plenty District Council are holding a drop-in session today on Matakana Island for those who wish to have a say about the plans for 170ha... Read More

Eastern BOP iwi divided on Treaty negotiations

Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has received formal requests by at least three hapū to stop negotiating the Whakatohea Treaty settlement... Read More

Rental security follow law change

Tenants now have another layer of security with the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. The bill passed its final reading in Parliament... Read More

Average Tauranga house price now at $794k

The latest QV data for Tauranga shows an average increase in residential property prices of 2.5 per cent over the past quarter and 7.5 per cent annually,... Read More

Rental reforms to protect domestic abuse victims

Reform of New Zealand’s tenancy laws is progressing with further improvements included to protect victims of family violence being added to the... Read More

Concerns raised over new tenancy bill

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand is warning tenants without an ‘excellent’ rental history may struggle to find tenancies, as the... Read More

Bob Owens wins Ryman’s Village of the Year award

Tauranga’s Bob Owens Retirement Village has won Ryman Healthcare’s Village of the Year award for 2020. The exciting news was announced... Read More

Kawerau projects to receive $5.5million from PGF

  Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has announced $5.5 million in funding from the Provincial Growth Fund – PGF - for two Kawerau projects... Read More